ManVsBeer (7670) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Very dark with next to no head. Mild with its lightly sweetened dark malts in its taste, with a few roasted ones available in its nose.
daniele (7470) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle quasi scura riflessi rubino discreta schiuma media persistenza leggeri sentoti tostati lupolatura contenuta discreta secchezza poco corpo leggero sottobosco
dogbomb (1139) - ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a very thin fading light brown head. Nose is licorice and then light hoppy grass notes. Bit of licorice in the mouth, but ultimately quite thin. Finishes with a metallic zing, but nothing lasting and memorable.
peponi (1228) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: dark malts, coffee. Appearance: clear black color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee with milk, quite dry. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: quite nice black mild.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut thin ale with a little foam. Light aroma of caramel. Slightly bitter thin and dull caramel flavor.
Rob_D_UK (1330) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very very dark brown with a white creamy head. Nice caramel malt smell. Good taste too.
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely dark brown appearance with a creamy coffee head. Nice floral/roasted malt smell and initial taste, but hints of tobacco and roasted coffee quickly disappear. Like a porter-lite in every way. Very sessionable. Don’t have it too cold.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark crystal clear ale, with a thick pale brown creamy smooth head. The strength of this beer is all that lets it down, the flavours and aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hops are powerful and inviting however there just seems to be some lack in power. It makes for a pleasant ale but not a session beer.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick small bubbled ivory head.
Aroma: Roast malts, toast, slightly metallic, grassy and butterscotch.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Light smooth texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt malty, butterscotch vanilla finish.
Comments: Very good, refreshing and glass lace.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Waitrose in Rickmansworth, Herts. Poured a dark ruby colour with no lasting head, kinda looked like a cola. Aroma of dried fruit and some light burnt malt. Oily flavour with grainy malt. Very light mouth feel. Finishes with some burnt sugar, cola and coffee. As I recall the cask version (if you can get a well kept example) is far nicer.